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How Four Companies Use Branded Packaging To Increase Engagement

ShipStation | April 20, 2018 | Comments

This is a guest post from ShipStation.

Think about how much time and money you’ve invested into your online store. Building your brand, curating what you sell, designing your storefront.

Doesn’t it seem like a bit of a disservice to you (and your customers, for that matter) to not dedicate as much effort into your parcels? If you want to prove to shoppers that you’re committed to impressing them at every opportunity, you need to brand your shipping boxes through custom packaging.

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, eCommerce, Delivery

The Future Of eCommerce Delivery

Parcelhub | April 5, 2018 | Comments

This is a guest article from Parcelhub.

In all the hoopla surrounding the development and growth of eCommerce, delivery has always been seen as a prosaic utility: necessary, solid and unchanging.

Boy, is that wrong.

With retailers fighting each other – and everyone fighting Amazon – delivery has become one of the key differentiators among retailers and marketplaces.

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, eCommerce, Delivery

Last Posting Dates For Christmas 2017

Aimee Goodsall | November 30, 2017 | Comments

With Christmas now less than a month away, it's crucial that you're aware of the delivery and collection schedules for your courier(s), as this not only enables you to appropriately inform your customers of the cut-off dates for pre-Christmas delivery, but more importantly it allows you to dispatch their orders on time. 

To help with this, we have put together a handy guide featuring the last posting dates for guaranteed Christmas delivery, along with other relevant information for the peak festive period. 

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, eCommerce News, eCommerce

The Cheapest Courier Services Available To Online Sellers [2017]

Aimee Goodsall | October 9, 2017 | Comments

With delivery costs being a huge consideration for any online seller, it is incredibly important that you are aware of the best and cheapest rates on the market. While each shipping courier will base their shipping costs on a number of different factors, for example the weight and dimensions of a package, delivery requirements (same-day, next-day, chosen-day or standard), as well as insurance and tracking options, do keep in mind that many of them will be able to negotiate better rates, dependent on your business needs and how many parcels you despatch.

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, eCommerce

Six Ways To Save Money On Your Shipping Costs

Aimee Goodsall | August 24, 2017 | Comments

There’s no denying that the cost of delivering your products can weigh heavily on your online business, ultimately cutting into your profits. The challenge is, charging your customers too much for their shipping can risk loss of business, while failing to charge enough can have a significant impact on your bottom line.

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, ecommerce best practices, eCommerce, Delivery

Linnworks Becomes The First European Company To Earn Prestigious FedEx Accreditation

Will Bowes | April 11, 2017 | Comments

We are pleased to announce that Linnworks has become the first company in Europe to be accredited by FedEx. While this in itself is a huge achievement for our company, more importantly it will enable us to better align with FedEx and pass on the innovations pioneered by the international shipping provider, directly to our customer base.

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, eCommerce, Delivery, FedEx

Webinar | Optimising Delivery Processes for Increased Sales

Will Bowes | April 10, 2017 | Comments

To help you ensure your delivery process is working with you to increase your sales and improve customer satisfaction, Linnworks has teamed up with shipping experts Global Freight Solutions for an upcoming webinar. Taking place on 27th April at 2pm (BST), this webinar will include some valuable tips and advice that you can action straight away.

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, Delivery, linnworks, webinar

Linnworks Now Integrates With Stamps.com

Will Bowes | March 2, 2017 | Comments

The Linnworks Shipping Team have been hard at work developing an integration with US-based shipping aggregator Stamps.com, and we are excited to announce that it has now been released. As one of the most-requested integrations from US-based sellers, we know that this new feature will be immensely popular with those looking to keep their shipping costs to a minimum.

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Topics: Linnworks News, Linnworks 'How To', Shipping & Fulfilment, Linnworks Updates

UK Courier Peak Delivery Schedules & Key Information for Christmas 2016

Aimee Goodsall | November 30, 2016 | Comments

Now that we’re fast approaching the busiest time of the year, we have compiled the delivery, return and collection schedules for some of the UK’s leading couriers, as well as their contact centre opening hours and other relevant information regarding the peak Christmas period.

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, eCommerce

What You Need To Know About Setting Up A Royal Mail Online Business Account

Aimee Goodsall | November 4, 2016 | Comments

One of the biggest challenges of growing an online business lies in managing an efficient shipping process. Ultimately, as your business scales, you will need the right tools in place to ensure you can effectively handle and dispatch an increasing number of sales orders, all the while reducing unnecessary pressure on your business. 

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, eCommerce

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